Monday, March 29, 2010
UWG alumnus Dr. Fred Richards opened his first-ever art exhibit, Shadow and Light, at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Shadow and Light will run through April 22 and the community is invited to attend.
Richards had occasionally dabbled with paints but began to earnestly work with acrylics two years ago after friend and spiritual teacher Richard Kirsten Daiensai encouraged him to pursue it earnestly.
Richards is a 1979 graduate of the Ed.S. degree program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Semi-retired, he has practiced as a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist.
“I have spent most of my life searching for a better understanding of what it means to be a human being,” said Richards. “I know there is an infinitely larger reality right here in the world of our daily experience and I long to be more aware of it, more connected to it. Painting is now a powerful expression of this searching and longing.”